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(AU) Circus, Ballarat races targeted by animal liberation groups

ANIMAL rights protesters were in full voice in Ballarat yesterday, making their presence felt at two public events.

The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) led a well-planned protest at the Ballarat Turf Club's first jumps racing meet since 2009, while a group of about 20 animal advocates caused animosity outside the Lennon Brothers Circus.

Several were seen at both events.

Protesters were greeted with backlash at the circus as members of the public resisted megaphones pointed directly at them while they attempted to leave the Ballarat Showgrounds.

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